Chelsea backed to sign £70m Premier League star, Blues warned about possible £65 million striker deal, Wenger leaves Chelsea fans smiling after Hazard claim
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Frank Lampard has been warned about making a January Chelsea move for striker Timo Werner.
Now the media have started going crazy over the past few days after it was revealed that Chelsea are looking to get their transfer ban overturned ahead of the January transfer window, with the appeal date all set to take place on November 20th.
If the ban does get overturned, then it will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into his transfer kitty at Chelsea and spend some of that £130 million which was raised in the summer transfer window to help improve the side for the second half of the season.
And one player that has been lined up for a proposed move, if you believe the reports, is German striker Werner, who is easily regarded as one of the best young strikers in the game right now.
Werner has been scoring goals for fun over the Bundesliga and already has 68 goals in just over 100 appearances for RB Leipzig, and his performances for the Germans has meant the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been keeping a very close eye on his development.
However, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has claimed that a move for Werner, could compromise the great form of TAMMY ABRAHAM, WHO has scored nine Premier League goals so far this season, with only Jamie Vardy having scored more.
“Don’t go and get a centre-forward for £60m because that’s going to upset Tammy and that applecart and I don’t like to see that happen because Tammy’s going really, really well at the minute,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“He’s comfortable in what he’s doing, he’s playing really, really well.
“He’s got a bit of pressure on him because obviously [Frank] Lampard’s made him the main man and you don’t need to go and sign someone like Werner.”
CHELSEA HAVE BEEN BACKED TO SIGN LEICESTER CITY DEFENDER BEN CHILWELL IN THE COMING WINDOWS.
Now look the January transfer window is just a few months away and many Blues fans are getting excited about the prospect of Lampard delving into his transfer kitty to try and add a few ‘world class players’ to his very exciting, and talented squad.
And one player that has reportedly come onto the radar of Frank Lampard is that of Chilwell, who is now easily regarded as one of the finest left-backs in the Premier League after developing into a real class act with Leicester over the past few seasons.
And former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has claimed a left-back is the one area where they can strengthen in the coming windows and he believes Chilwell would do that, despite the fact the Blues have the impressive duo of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in that area of the pitch.
Bent said on talkSPORT: “I don’t know how much money they’re going to have if this ban is overturned, but if they can go and get Ben Chilwell I think that’s really the only position where you’d say ‘well, if we can strengthen somewhere, it will be there’.
“And if you’re going to get him, then yeah I’m all for that. But they don’t need to go and make wholesale signings.
“I think they could have a look at the squad, see where they might be a bit light, there’s injuries and stuff, but you don’t need to go and buy, other than the left-back with Ben Chilwell, any starters.”
However, Frank Lampard will only make a move for Chilwell in the coming transfer windows if he feels that a move would benefit the squad, he recently told TalkSport: “I will cross that bridge when I come to it,” Lampard told Jim White. “I am very happy with what I’ve got, but it is something we would always look to at Chelsea.
“Can we improve in areas and only do business if we can improve and it feels it is the right thing for the group.
“Not just personnel wise, but in the balance and the way we are going.
“I will look at that one, but at the moment I can’t ask for any more.
“It’s nice that what happens at the appeal is really down the list of my priorities at the minute. The real priority is going game to game and trying to improve all the time.”
Former Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has claimed that Eden Hazard is struggling at Real Madrid because he has become a bit fat.
Hazard ended months, and months, AND MONTHS of Chelsea transfer speculation in the summer transfer window by securing a move to Madrid, a transfer that he was keen on for well over 12 months.
However, the Chelsea legend, who spent seven successful seasons in the Premier League, has struggled to adapt to life in La Liga and was looking rather on the big side at the beginning of the season, something which has seen him score one goal and providing three assists.
Speaking on beIN Sports, Wenger explained that he believes the reason is partly down to his increased weight, he said: “I feel we have not seen the Hazard we’ve known in England yet.
“He was not physically fit after he was injured. Is he a little bit… he’s not a player usually impressed by anything, but he looked to me like he does not have the same confidence he had at Chelsea.”
Wenger dismissed the idea that Hazard is struggling to cope as a result of the pressure, saying: “He’s not the type of guy to be like that.
“I don’t know him well enough to assess that. But I think it was more down to physical reasons.
“He came too heavy, like we read in the papers.
“If you want to make a horse lose a race, putting two kilos on a horse of 500 kilos is enough.”
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